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African National Teams Should Appoint Local Coaches – Reader’s Voice

Following the Egyptian Football Association's decision to announce Javier Aguirre as their new national team coach, it appears that African nations prefer to appoint foreign coaches over local mentors.

Out of the five African teams that competed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, only two were guided by a local coach – Senegal, who was coached by Aliou Cissé and Tunisia, who was coached by Nabil Maâloul.

And the foreign-coached Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria are not alone. Other African powerhouses like Burkina Faso, Gabon, Togo and South Africa are also not coached by a local.

Moreover, Cameroon could soon be added to this list, as the Swedsih Sven-Göran Eriksson has been linked with The Indomitable Lions's vacant managerial post. 

Foreign coaches generally do not understand the African country's culture, style of football and language.

They also occupy the potential positions of local African coaches, and this denies the latter the ability to garner experience on the international stage. 

What are your thoughts, should local teams appoint local coaches more often?

*The above written article was submitted by a Soccer Laduma reader 

 

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